Have you ever written a book on how to write a book?
Have you ever considered that for most of us writing 22 pages of anything in a week is hard work, and you're complaining that you can't do better than that? You're in a slump? I don't think so.
Oh, I know it's ridiculous for me to complain. The other day I caught myself thinking, "Boy, if this keeps up, I'll barely write a million words this year!" Luckily I can fall back on the excuse that most writers are a little crazy, so I'm just trying to uphold the tradition.
I wouldn't even know how to start a book about writing. I discovered years ago when I tried to reach a creative writing class at the local junior college that I'm very much a "seat of the pants" writer. I just sit down and do what I do, and I couldn't explain how or why.
It works well for you, "Seat of the pants" writing. Don't stop.
It's more frantic worrying rather than complaining. He has to get 20+ pages 6 days a week to write all of the books he's got contracts for. He has trouble telling editors "No, I can't write that." So a slow month means it has to be made up later with even more pages. Nothing like 30+ pages a day vacations.
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